Archive for May, 2006

Memorial Day, from the Other Side

Memorial Day, from the Other Side

| May 31, 2006 | Reply

It’s a testament to this country that people who write things as amazingly obtuse, nonsensical, and dangerous as this screed still have the right to do so. Normally, something like this would earn a good fisking, but I honestly don’t feel like wasthing my time. I leave it as an exercise to the reader, or […]

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Haditha and What we Don't Know.

Haditha and What we Don't Know.

| May 31, 2006 | 6 Replies

I haven’t written about the alleged massacre in Haditha, Iraq, mostly because there’s nothing to write about except rumor, allegation, and hyperbole. It is alleged that a group of Marines went on a rampage in the town of Haditha after one of their own was killed by an IED. The investigation is ongoing right now […]

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Freedom Still Isn't Free

Freedom Still Isn't Free

| May 31, 2006 | Reply

More and more, the Iranian people do not wish to be ruled by the Mad Mullahs. But Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs won’t give up control so easily, not when they’re so close to that nuclear golden ring. Reporters Without Borders today said it was “very worried” about Abed Tavanchech, a blogger and student at Tehran’s […]

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The MSM Fails Again

The MSM Fails Again

| May 31, 2006 | Reply

Robert Samuelson writes on journalistic “groupthink” and bad reporting. The Senate passed legislation last week that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) hailed as “the most far-reaching immigration reform in our history.” You might think that the first question anyone would ask is how much it would actually increase or decrease legal immigration. But no. After the […]

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Culture of Underreported Corruption

Culture of Underreported Corruption

| May 30, 2006 | Reply

Jim Geraghty looks into the Fannie Mae corrpution story and the involvement of its then-Chairman (and Clinton-era White House budget director) Franklin Raines, which is right up there in Enron territory, and asks and interesting question: Between now and Election Day, you’re going to hear a lot about the “culture of corruption” and President Bush […]

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He is Quite Mad

He is Quite Mad

| May 30, 2006 | 1 Reply

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a very, very dangerous man. If he is allowed to create even half the carnage he wishes to bring about, we will have only ourselves to blame. It’s not like he’s been shy about announcing his intentions.

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Who Wants Free Tickets? You, Senator?

Who Wants Free Tickets? You, Senator?

| May 30, 2006 | 1 Reply

Rut roh, Senator Reid. Senate Democratic Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) accepted free ringside tickets from the Nevada Athletic Commission to three professional boxing matches while that state agency was trying to influence him on federal regulation of boxing. Reid took the free seats for Las Vegas fights between 2003 and 2005 as he was […]

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Clinton: Not a Liberal?

Clinton: Not a Liberal?

| May 30, 2006 | Reply

This is just funny to me, though it probably shouldn’t be. The Washington Post actually spent time and money and a reporter who had some journalistic pride before today to try to convince us that Senator Hillary Clinton’s politics aren’t liberal. Coming tomorrow, a hard-hitting article that suggest that water isn’t quite as wet as […]

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Going Back for Another Beating, Yet We're the Ones Who'll Suffer

Going Back for Another Beating, Yet We're the Ones Who'll Suffer

| May 29, 2006 | Reply

The fact that the MSM is digging out the old “Defend John Kerry and Smear the Swift Boat Soldiers” script again, it can only mean one thing. John Kerry is running for President in 2008. God help us all.

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Must Not See TV

Must Not See TV

| May 29, 2006 | Reply

I keep seeing the teaser ads for the new Blade television series coming to the Spike network. I’m not enthralled. The original movie was a pretty good action romp with just enough attitude and personality to make it different and watchable more than once or twice. It wasn’t a very deep movie – certainly not […]

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